For Ellen Review

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Surveying the ashes of his marriage, jaded rocker Joby (Dano) embarks on an overnight drive hoping to reconnect with his estranged six year-old Ellen (Mandigo).


Finding fleeting human warmth amidst the awkward silences and unprepossessing locations, this tale of a never-has-been rocker building a relationship with his six year-old daughter is wryly witty, deeply touching and creditably played by Paul Dano and Shaylena Mandigo.

Awkward, spartan storytelling from Korean director So Yong Kim that captures the tender heart of family bonds.